Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V) vs Nikon Coolpix B500 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Superzoom cameras.

Cyber-shot HX50 (V) vs Coolpix B500 - Side by side

Learn more about compared cameras specifications below.

Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V) vs Nikon Coolpix B500 Specs

Cyber-shot HX50 (V)

  • Introduced in April 2013
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 20 megapixel
  • 10 frames/second
  • 100 - 3200 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor
  • Zoom 24-720mm (30x), f3.5-6.3
  • WiFi built-in
  • 108.1 x 64 x 38mm³ (4.3" x 2.5" x 1.5")
  • 272g (8.8 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Cyber-shot HX50 (V)

Coolpix B500

  • Introduced in February 2016
  • Superzoom
  • Sensor: Compact
  • 16 megapixel
  • 7 frames/second
  • 125 - 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 75.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Zoom 22-900mm (40x), f3.0-6.5
  • WiFi built-in
  • 113.5 x 78.3 x 94.9mm³ (4.5" x 3.1" x 3.7")
  • 542g (17.5 oz.)

All specs: Main page for Coolpix B500

Cyber-shot HX50 (V) vs Coolpix B500: The sensors

Both cameras use the same sensor format, Compact.

The Compact sensor built into both cameras has a total area of about 28mm² (0.04 sq.in.).

Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V) VS Nikon Coolpix B500 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V) a better choice

Cyber-shot HX50 (V)

Coolpix B500

Wider resolution (5, megapixel)20.4016.00
Higher speed (4, frames/second)107
Weighs less (2)272g
(8.8 oz.)
542g
(17.5 oz.)
More portable (2)263cm³
(17 cu.in.)
843cm³
(53 cu.in.)
GPS (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the Cyber-shot HX50 (V) are the higher resolution, that the camera is faster and the lower weight than the Coolpix B500. Another advantage over the Coolpix B500: the more compact size and the built-in GPS.

The Cyber-shot HX50 (V) scores 15 points.

Otherwise why to choose Nikon Coolpix B500

Cyber-shot HX50 (V)

Coolpix B500

Better sensibility (4)100 - 3200 ISO125 - 6400 ISO
Articulated monitor (2)
Longer battery life (3, photos)400600

Conclusion: Advantages of the Coolpix B500 are the larger sensitivity, the articulated display and that the battery has more stamina.

Yields 9 points for the Coolpix B500.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

Cyber-shot HX50 (V)

Coolpix B500

Sensor formatCompactCompact
Built-in flash
Image stabilizer
Sensor resolution (MP)0.920.92
Video resolution1920 x 10801920 x 1080
WiFi
Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V) VS Nikon Coolpix B500 Dimensions

Look at front view of the Cyber-shot HX50 (V) and Coolpix B500

Cyber-shot HX50 (V) und Coolpix B500, front viewCyber-shot HX50 (V) und Coolpix B500, front view

Top view of cameras

Cyber-shot HX50 (V) und Coolpix B500, view from aboveCyber-shot HX50 (V) und Coolpix B500, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V)

Nikon Coolpix B500

15
9

We recommend Sony Cyber-shot HX50 (V) as better choice.

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